I haven’t gone away; I just started taking classes again. (Getting a certificate of advanced study in archives. 3.5 classes to go, and I can have my weekends back.) Good thing I’ve got this place on auto-updating WordPress now.
Adelaide is like 99% done with draft 2; I just need other people’s eyes to look at it now before I do anything further with it. Since that’s mostly out of my head, I’m currently working on finishing #208 (Leni). I’m aiming to make it my Camp NaNoWriMo project for April.
I updated the story list with new entries, though I still haven’t finished all the abstracts.
In related news, I set up a Patreon in case I ever need to use it as more than a tip jar. I’m not 100% sure how I’ll use it yet, but I’m at least planning to post some scenes from in-progress stuff there. And as the updated story list probably makes clear, I have a lot of in-progress stuff.
I’m working on revising Adelaide (#195); I split it up at some point, and the first part needs more exposition to really make it stand on its own.
I’m not terribly familiar with revising as a process; I’ve re-written the first book a couple times now (once in the typing, once again, and then again), but not all the way through the second and third times. And I’ve got at least three versions of Xyryx going. But I haven’t gone over most of the rest of them again, not like this.
Hopefully it comes out stronger on the other side.
I still prefer Blogger’s posting interface, but WordPress is a helluva lot easier to update than it used to be.
Okay, I got the poetry in; to make up for all the crappy high school stuff included in that, I also added the first chapter of Adelaide on the fiction page.
Ok, so I added a blog to this site, too. I feel kind of guilty about this site’s lack of updates – it was a birthday present, and then after a while I realized that throwing everything out in the open on the web probably wasn’t a good idea (damn you, Google!), so I got my public site (kebrent.com), and this one got no-roboted. For the most part it doesn’t pop up in Google, so hopefully I can post all the miscellaneous opinionated stuff I think about without it showing up front and center and tied to me, in case of random Googling potential employer biases. Not that it seems like I really need to worry about it – the vast majority of the hits on my name are for some woman who died in the 1600s (damn you, Ancestry.com). :P
Anyway, I’ve been good about using the other blog for stuff that I don’t care if anyone sees (tech exploration, WoW stuff, books, etc.), so hopefully I’ll be able to use this one similarly, but for more controversial topics. You know, like my waffling about candidates for the Democratic nomination. Stuff like that.